The Harriman Institute at Columbia University is one of the world's leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. Our mission is to serve our community at the university and beyond by supporting research, instruction, and dialogue, sponsoring vibrant and multidisciplinary events that bring together our extraordinary resources of faculty, students, and alumni. We are committed to training the next generation of regional specialists to play leadership roles in setting the academic and scholarly agenda, making policy and challenging accepted truths about how we study our rapidly changing world.

Nov
17
Friday, November 17, 2017
In an email to the Columbia community, dated 17 November 2017, President Lee Bolinger C. Bollinger announces the creation of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, to be housed at Reid Hall, Paris.
Nov
17
Friday, November 17, 2017
Miriam Schulz, Ph.D. Candidate in Yiddish Studies and winner of the 2017 Hosenfeld/Szpilman Prize, is featured in the Student Spotlight on the website of Columbia's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Nov
14
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Harriman Director Alexander Cooley, with co-author Jason Sharman, published "How Today's Despots and Kleptocrats Hide Their Stolen Wealth" on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage (Nov. 14, 2017).
Nov
13
Monday, November 13, 2017
Former Visiting Assistant Professor (2015) Jared McBride discusses Ukraine's reinvention of the narratives surrounding WWII-era Ukrainian nationalists in an opinion piece on Haaretz.
Nov
13
Monday, November 13, 2017
Tarik Amar, Associate Professor of History, published a piece on Eurasia.net positing hypothetical alternative outcomes for the USSR/Russia if the Soviet Union had not collapsed (Nov. 7, 2017). 
Nov
13
Monday, November 13, 2017 to Thursday, January 11, 2018
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th floor International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Exhibit runs from November 13, 2017 – January 11, 2018.

Nov
20
Monday, November 20, 2017
6:00pm
Room 707 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, 7th Floor)
Please join us for a reading with Polish poet, essayist, and critic Tadeusz Dąbrowski as part of his U.S. reading tour for the English translation of his poetry volume POSTS (Zephyr Press, 2017). This event is co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute, the East Central European Center, the Polish Cultural Institute, Zephyr Press, and the City of Gdańsk.
Nov
20
Monday, November 20, 2017
5:30pm
Room 410 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St, ground floor)
Please join us for a talk with author Irina Reyn in conversation with Anna Katsnelson about Reyn's novel What Happened to Anna K.
Nov
27
Monday, November 27, 2017
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a talk with Anders Åslund, resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and Adjunct Professor at Georgetow

Nov
27
Monday, November 27, 2017
7:00pm
Deutsches Haus (420 W 116th St at Amsterdam Ave)

Please join the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University for a screening of the 2008 documentary film The Living, directed by Serhii Bukovsky. Professor Yuri Shevchuk wi